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Usnea cavernosa

Usnea cavernosa Tuck.


Pitted Beard Lichen, Cavern Beard Lichen

KingdomFungiMushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
DivisionAscomycotaSac fungi
SubdivisionPezizomycotinaSac fungi with filaments
ClassLecanoromycetes“Lichenized” fungi
OrderLecanoralesMostly lichen-forming fungi
FamilyParmeliaceaeIncludes many common lichens such as Xanthoparamelia, Usnea, Parmotrema, and Hypotrachyna

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Usnea cavernosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 18 May 2010.

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Usnea cavernosa (Pitted Beard Lichen, Cavern Beard Lichen)

4/3/2010 · Owl’s Head Lighthouse, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m) ID is uncertain